LFVA Professional Learning

Successful Leaders Create and Sustain a Culture of Learning


EQUITY IN ACTION: Summer Institute


June 29 – 30, 2020

Workshop: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM


HUB-757 Logo
6801 Bridgeway Dr. – Suite C
Suffolk, VA 23435

Cost: $250 (for both days)

Lunch and all workshop materials are included in the registration fee.

Who Should Attend:

K-12 Educators, Coaches/Specialists, School/Central Office Admin

Day 1 – Monday, June 29
Facilitating Critical Conversations
  • Identify strategies and resources to create a positive and respectful learning environment where critical conversations can take place.
  • Reflect on personal assumptions and learned biases and recognize their impact on classroom practice.
  • Develop skills and confidence for engaging in and facilitating conversations about race and other critical topics.
Day 2 – Tuesday, June 30
Social Justice Teaching 101
  • Incorporate the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards to create and sustain classroom and school environments that honor diversity, equity and justice;
  • Speak up—and teach students to speak up-against bias and injustice;
  • Build a collaborative and respectful learning community with a diverse group of learners and educators.
Valeria (Val) Brown - Teaching Tolerance Southern Poverty Law Center

Facilitated by Valeria Brown – Teaching Tolerance (Southern Poverty Law Center)

Teaching Tolerance
Valeria (Val) Brown is a professional development trainer with Teaching Tolerance where she designs, facilitates and evaluates anti-bias professional development for educators across the country. Val has also worked in the public K-12 education and higher education sectors as a teacher, instructional coach, district administrator and professional learning specialist.